Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Firewood News May 5-6, 2018

Firewood Opportunities - Latest News
* Note: Firewood is for personal use only and is not to be sold
  • Port Alberni - On May 5-6, purchase firewood cutting permits for our Franklin River Road site from volunteer fundraising groups at the gate on the left, just past Anderson Road. 
  • Cowichan/Shawnigan - Starting the weekend of May 12-13, there will be a firewood opening on the M-Mainline @ 1km, and on the Koksilah Mainline at 7.5km. Permits are available at the Cowichan Visitors Center. Access will be through the Glenora gate from 8am-6pm.
Firewood Locations and Hours

Geographic Area
Road Name
Location Description
Visitor Centres
Status
Gate Hours (Sat-Sun)
Port Alberni
Franklin River Road
Anderson Ave to Franklin River Road. Take your first left
Fundraiser: Permits available at this gate
Open
8am-4pm
Ash
Canal 53
Canal Main at 4.5-5.3km – Just south of the Old Sproat Lake DLS
Port Alberni (M-F,  9am-5pm; Sat 10am-3pm, Sun 10am-2pm)
Open
8am-4pm
Cameron
Roger Creek 4 (RC4)
0.6km before the Coombs Candy Store. Contacts for permits: Jack 250-723-5851; Ron 250-720-8922; Dan 250-735-6093; Chad 250-720-8922; Bob 250-723-9727
Open
8am-4pm
Fanny Bay
Jacobs Road
Hwy 19A to Jacobs Road
Parksville (M-F 9-5pm)
Open
9am-4pm
Qualicum Bay
Cochrane Road
Hwy 19A to Cochrane Road
Parksville (M-F 9-5pm)
Open
8am-4pm
Parksville
Allsbrook 12
Hwy 4A to Allsbrook; turn right at 1.2kms
Parksville (M-F 9-5pm)
Open
8am-4pm
Parksville
Allsbrook 26
Hwy 4A to Allsbrook; turn right on Evergreen
Parksville (M-F 9-5pm)
Open
9am-4pm
Nanaimo
McKeown
Follow Extension Road to McKeown
Parksville (M-F 9-5pm)
Open
8am-4pm

Firewood Permit Costs

Vehicle
Price
Light Duty Truck (ex. Ford Ranger)
$30
Med/Heavy Duty Truck, Reg Box 5-6’ (ex. F-150)
$40
Med/Heavy Duty Truck, Long Box 8’ (ex. F-350)
$50
Firewood Rails
$15
Trailer, Single Axle
$30
Trailer, Double Axle
$60

Firewood Permits
Island Timberlands firewood permits and the accompanying maps are available at the following Visitor Centers:
  • Parksville Visitor Centre
    1275 East Island Hwy, Parksville BC V9P 2G3
    Ph: 250 248 3613
    Hours: M-F 9am-5p, Closed weekends
  • Port Alberni Visitor Centre
    2533 Port Alberni Hwy, Port Alberni BC V9Y 8P2
    Ph: 250 724 6535
    Hours: M-F 9am-5pm, Sat 10am-3pm, Sun 10am-2pm
  • Cowichan Visitor Centre
    2896 Drinkwater Road, Duncan BC V9L 6C2
    Ph: 250 748 1111
    Hours: M-F 9am-5pm, Sat 10am-4pm

Fundraising Opportunities
Island Timberlands offers fundraising opportunities in the Port Alberni area. Fore details contact Island Timberlands at info@islandtimberlands.com

* Safety Equipment Requirements: Chainsaw pants, sturdy work boots, eye and ear protection.

* There will be random checks for permits and safety equipment. If you do not have both, your firewood may be confiscated and you will be asked to leave the property. Non-compliance may result in additional penalties and restrictions.

* Please respect commercial firewood cutters and only cut firewood in permitted areas.

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